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6 Best Dresses

If you ask us, dresses are unbeatable. No one can tell us otherwise, but a dress makes us feel like the prettiest people in the room! And when it comes to getting ready, there’s just nothing better than the ease of the one-and-done single-garment outfit, which, by the way, can be extremely stylish at the same time. That’s why when it came to picking up some new outfits, we turned to American women’s clothing retail chain The best dresses are the ultimate solution to the ever-looming question of “What do we wear?” Not only were there a plethora of options, but also they catered to all kinds of budgets and even styles and sensibilities.

In fact, dresses from the website were the easiest way for us to look polished in an instant. So, no matter the season or occasion,  whether it’s work, a wedding, a day of errands, a day of sightseeing, or a brunch with the girls, dresses are the ultimate pick. Here’s a detailed and comprehensive guide to the best options from Maurices.

24/7 Cotton Striped Shirt Dress


We begin the list with the 24/7 Cotton Striped Shirt Dress, which is perhaps the ultimate comfortable dress we have in our wardrobe. This dress is made from soft cotton ribbed material, which is a mix of 95% cotton and 5 spandex. So, not only does it have a nice bit of stretch to it for comfort, but also the dress can be washed in the machine. That’s one of the best bits about this dress, but there’s more to come. We loved the high-crew neck design, which, when combined with the short sleeves, made this dress versatile enough to be worn just about anywhere. Adding to the fun casual look was the striped design, the relaxed fit, and the hemline, which sat just above our knees.

“This dress has been with us through thick and thin, whether we’ve wanted to run errands or even do sightseeing on a holiday!”



  • We loved the relaxed fit of the dress.
  • The striped design complements the high crew neck and short sleeves well.
  • The dress is stretchable.


  • Since it’s body-shaping, it might not be comfortable for some women.
24-7 Cotton Striped Shirt Dress - by
24-7 Cotton Striped Shirt Dress – by

Blue Floral Wrap Midi Dress


There’s nothing like a floral dress to liven up one’s look. And when it’s a wrap midi dress, it’s just a bonus at this point! That’s why we loved the Blue Floral Wrap Midi Dress, which is one of the best-fitting dresses we’ve ever bought and worn. For one, this dress is made from a lightweight 100% polyester fabric that’s been imported. So, we could simply throw it into the machine without worrying. What makes it all the better is the blue jasmine floral print, which gives it a very upscale summery look. In fact, the short flutter sleeves complement the print, making it perfect for us to throw this dress on for an entire summer’s day without feeling uncomfortable.

Taking the style and comfort further is the high-low hemline, which allowed us to wear this dress with everything from sandals to boots. The best bit? The flattering V-neckline and the tie waist allowed us to show off our collarbones and silhouette! Pair it with an Etsy ring for an evening out.


  • The midi wrap silhouette is very flattering, even to plus-sized women.
  • The V-neckline and tie waist give the dress a defined look.
  • We loved the fun, flirty floral print.


  • The dress is slightly fitted, so it might not suit those looking for a looser dress.
Blue Floral Wrap Midi Dress - by Maurices
Blue Floral Wrap Midi Dress – by Maurices

Olive Cable Knit Mock Neck Sweater Dress


Sweater dresses have gained popularity in the last few years due to their ability to blend comfort, warmth, and style in a wonderful package. The Olive Cable Knit Mock Neck Sweater Dress is much the same, and we could even wear it to work! We loved the warmth of the dress, which came from the cozy fabric made up of 67% polyester and 33% acrylic. The fabric might say ‘cozy sweater,’ but the cable knit detail definitely made up for the style factor. That didn’t take away the shape of the dress. In fact, the self-tying waist detail and mock neckline accentuated it. Wrapping things up are the long sleeves and the hemline, which hit just above our knees.


  • We loved the slightly fitted silhouette.
  • It can be worn with all kinds of shoes, depending on where you’re headed.
  • The dress is cozy, warm, and stylish.


  • It’s expensive.
Olive Cable Knit Mock Neck Sweater Dress - by
Olive Cable Knit Mock Neck Sweater Dress – by

24/7 Empire Waist Mini Dress


No matter the season, we have one dress in our wardrobe that’s an all-time favorite that we can blindly wear anywhere. Currently, it’s the 24/7 Empire Waist Mini Dress, which checks all the boxes for a versatile, all-around dress – and it costs us just 14 USD! This dress is made from a stretchy and lightweight fabric that’s a mix of 95% rayon and 5% spandex. So, we could walk, run, sit, stretch, and do just about everything wearing this dress. We loved the silhouette too, which comprised a loose skirt and a fitted bodice with an empire waist and a crew neck. Add to that the 3/4th sleeves and the above-the-knee hemline, and this dress is just what you need. And get this – it comes with functional pockets!


  • This dress has a very relaxed fit that everyone will love.
  • The solid color allowed us to pair this dress with accessories of all kinds of textures and colors.
  • It has pockets!


  • It doesn’t have many color options.
24-7 Empire Waist Mini Dress - by Maurices
24-7 Empire Waist Mini Dress – by Maurices

Bare Black Sequin Mini Dress


The Bare Black Sequin Mini Dress is a different and rather unique take on an LBD, which everyone should have in their closets! Made from 100% polyester, this dress is not your usual LBD but is rather made from sequinned fabric. It’s what made it totally party-worthy, no matter where we went or how splashy a shindig we attended. What’s more, the dress came with a scoop neck and adjustable cami straps, which made it flattering and comfortable at the same time. In fact, we could even layer it whenever we wanted, especially if we were traveling from one place to another. Even then, the zipper back ensured a secure and fitted closure, so we didn’t have to worry. Complement it with one of the best DHGate designer bags and turn heads.


  • Despite the sequinned fabric, the dress had a comfortable and relaxed fit.
  • It’s perfect for parties and splashy get-togethers.
  • It’s a must-have in your closet.


  • It needs to be washed by hand.
Bare Black Sequin Mini Dress - by Maurices
Bare Black Sequin Mini Dress – by Maurices

24/7 Cotton Tie Waist Midi Dress


Sitting at the top of the list is the 24/7 Cotton Tie Waist Midi Dress, which might as well be a maxi dress for some! Despite being a full-length black-colored dress, what makes it so comfortable is the fact that it’s made from a blend of 95% cotton and 5% spandex. So, even though it has more fabric, we could stretch easily, whether it was while walking, climbing, or even crouching. This was also partly due to the side slit hem, which offered more give. Of course, the color is as versatile as it gets, and we could dress up or down with heels, sneakers, clutches, and crossbody sling bags. Rounding up the features are the short rolled sleeves, the crew neckline, and the waist tie detailing.


  • We loved the fitted silhouette, which was made all the more flattering by the solid black color.
  • We could machine wash this dress.
  • It’s stretchable and breathable.


  • None!
24-7 Cotton Tie Waist Midi Dress - by Maurices
24-7 Cotton Tie Waist Midi Dress – by Maurices

How To Choose The Best Dresses?


One of the best things we loved about the Maurices website was that they were divided into six broad categories that instantly helped us sort and filter the choices. These included mini dresses, midi and maxi dresses, jumpsuits and rompers, holiday dresses, casual dresses, and work dresses. So, depending on the occasion we were looking for dresses for, we could easily sift through the options by eliminating what we didn’t need.


The next most important factor when it comes to choosing dresses is the fabric or material. Usually, cotton and polyester blends are popular fabrics as we get the feel of cotton with the enduring performance of polyester. Even when we choose winter dresses for slightly colder environments, such stretchy and knitted fabrics stay wrinkle-free too.

Comfort And Versatility

Another important factor that makes a good travel dress for us is versatility, especially when we’re traveling. Even though it might seem that strappy dresses require different strapless bras, we’d layer them with cute jackets, like a Banana Republic Bomber Jacket, and wear them with regular bras. We also love wrap and midi dresses, as they were not only comfy and stylish but also adhered to any and all local customs where our knees needed to be covered. Additionally, we looked for dresses without a lot of complicated sleeves and fancy straps that are easy to slip on and take off. Finally, we looked for dresses that had a comfortable fit and weren’t too small or too big.


Finally, we focused on the length of the dress. For instance, we’d choose to wear comfy, long maxi dresses during colder months or in places that required covering up. During summer and spring, we’d choose loose and stylish dresses, so they worked with a variety of footwear, no matter the length.

Are long dresses still in fashion?

Yes, maxi dresses are an iconic and versatile dress as they can be worn across seasons and occasions.

Do people still wear bodycon dresses?

Yes, bodycon dresses are timeless and classic, as they can range from casual to formal to partywear. Moreover, they’re flattering to most body types.

Are wrap dresses classic?

Yes, no matter their length, wrap dresses will always be classic and timeless and have been since the 1970s when DVF introduced them to the world.

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